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LINGUIST List 17.609

Thu Feb 23 2006

Confs: Postgraduate Conf/General Ling/Manchester, UK

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        1.    Nuria Yanez-Bouza, 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester

Message 1: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Date: 20-Feb-2006
From: Nuria Yanez-Bouza <pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk>
Subject: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester

15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Short Title: PG Conference Manchester

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 03-Mar-2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Nuria Yanez-Bouza
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://lings.ln.man.ac.uk/news.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:


The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the various areas of the discipline for them to present current research to their peers. A well known guest speaker will be invited to give the plenary talk (to be confirmed). We hope the day will be rewarding for all, both in learning and establishing new contacts.

The PG Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 3rd March 2006, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by email on pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk.

Updated Programme for the 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester!!

FRIDAY, 3rd MARCH - 08.30am to 17.30pm

08:30 - Registration

09:00 - Welcoming Session

09:30 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions in Roscoe Building

*Yasemin Yildiz (University of Essex) The acquisition of English by Turkish learners: explaining age effects in L2 phonology
*Matt Davies (University of Huddersfield) The attraction of opposites: the ideological function of conventional and created oppositions in the construction of in-groups and out-groups in news texts

*Ekaterina Samoylova (University of Oxford) Acoustic cues for tone perception in whispered speech
*Alexander Tokar and Riad Nasar (Heinrich-Heine-University) Metaphor and Borrowing

10:30-11.00 - Coffee Break

*Elizabeth Bell Canon (University of Geogia, USA) Is social circle puttin' on r's? The life and hard times of one consonant in a North Georgian town
*Louise Maxwell Lomas (University of Manchester) Una poca de gracia: A Historical Account of Fixed Invariable Quantifiers in Spanish.

*Divya Verma (University of Florida, USA) Prosodic characteristics of declaratives in Hindi-English: an experimental study
*Clare Wright (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne) Is interlanguage variation in complex CP structures predictable?

12:00-13.00 - Lunch Break

13:00-14.00 - Plenary Lecture, Mansfield Cooper Building G19
Bas Aarts (University College London) Boundaries in language: fuzzy or sharp?

14:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions in Roscoe Building

*Alan Scott (University of Manchester) English word families in German
*Faye Chalcraft (University of Cambridge)Short verb movement in English: evidence from do (so) anaphora

*Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi (Uppsala University, Sweden) Morphological typology of Germanic and Fennic converbs
*Edward Wilford (University of Cambridge) A unified analysis of Breton ober

15:30-16.00 - Coffee Break

*Arfaan Khan (Lancaster University) A sociolinguistic study of the Birmingham dialect: variation and change
*Ruth Gregson (Lancaster University) How are the characters Maud and Sue and their mind stules constructed in the nivel Fingersmith

*Cedric Krummes (University of Sheffield) Luxembourgish Phonology
*W. Unger (Lancaster University) Less is more or less is less? A critical discourse analysis of Scots language in the Scottish 5-14 National Guidelines for English Language education

17.00-17.30 - Closing session

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